I’m working on restoring an Akai MPC1000 I purchased used on eBay.
I replaced all the switches, 35!
Everything was going well, then I replaced the encoder.
I had to do some extra wiring because the pinout of the new encoder does not match the pads.
It took a little while but when I turned it on, it worked:)
I started testing it and realized that at certain location on the encoder it skipped and didn’t register the click, then it would catch up, and go up 2 numbers or so on the next click.
Luckily, I purchased 2 of these ALPS encoders from Mouser.
I installed the next one, and I can’t believe it, the same problem! It’s at a different spot on the dial but geez, what are the chances of getting 2 new defective encoders from Mouser? It took them 2 weeks to ship.
So here is the ALPS encoder that I am trying to replace with a different brand:
Could you guys help me find a similar spec’d one from a different brand? Maybe at Digikey?